Investor Day provides a business overview deep dive and expectations for Group Adj. EBITDA profitability in 2022 and 2023.
Press release.- Genius Sports hosted yesterday its first virtual Investor Day, where the company’s management team discussed their strategic vision, provided a deep-dive on the three product groups, and presented a detailed overview of the company’s current financial position and future outlook. The event also included sessions with customers and partners of Genius, including the National Football League, Football DataCo, Sky Betting and Gaming, a Board member appointed by Apax Partners, Chairman, David Levy and Genius executive, Steve Bornstein.
“Genius is the key link between leagues, sportsbooks, media outlets, advertisers, and ultimately, fans. Our best-in-class data collection technology is used around the clock and around the globe, powering the high-growth global sports ecosystem. It is difficult to imagine this industry operating efficiently without the mission-critical data and technology solutions we provide,” said Mark Locke, GSL Co-Founder and CEO.
“We have a clear plan in place to build on this strong foundation and drive profitability for Genius Sports Group in 2022 and 2023, and I am more confident than ever in the growth opportunities ahead as we continue to expand our operations around the world.”
During the event, management detailed how Genius will deliver near, medium, and long-term growth and profitability:
- Genius expects to achieve Group Adj. EBITDA profitability in 2022 and 2023 of $15 million and $40 to $50 million, respectively, with continued profitability growth thereafter
- The original business1 is already delivering Adj. EBITDA margins of approximately 20%
- The US business is a key area of investment with strong growth opportunity and expected profitability by 2024 on an Adj. EBITDA basis
- Genius’ acquisition strategy has strengthened its technology platform and unlocked exciting opportunities for long-term growth and scale
- Deeply integrated partnerships position Genius at the heart of the ecosystem with strategic competitive advantages via its differentiated technology
- The NFL partnership is strategically important for Genius to create value across the entire organization.
In 2022, the company expects to generate Group Revenue of approximately $340 million and Group Adj. EBITDA of approximately $15 million. In 2023, it expects Group Revenue in the range of $430 to $440 million and Group Adj. EBITDA of $40 to $50 million.
About Genius Sports
Genius Sports is the official data, technology and commercial partner that powers the global ecosystem connecting sports, betting and media. We are a global leader in digital sports content, technology and integrity services. Our technology is used in over 150 countries worldwide, empowering sports to capture, manage and distribute their live data and video, driving their digital transformation and enhancing their relationships with fans.
We are the trusted partner to over 400 sports organizations globally, including many of the world’s largest leagues and federations such as the NFL, EPL, FIBA, NCAA, NASCAR, AFA and PGA.
Genius Sports is uniquely placed through cutting-edge technology, scale and global reach to support our partners. We are more than just a technology company, we build long-term relationships with sports at all levels, helping them to control and maximize the value of their content while providing technical expertise and round-the-clock support.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release includes non-GAAP financial measures not presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP.
We present Group adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP performance measure, to supplement our results presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Group adjusted EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, income tax, depreciation and amortization and other items that are unusual or not related to our revenue-generating operations, including stock-based compensation expense.
Group adjusted EBITDA is used by management to evaluate our core operating performance on a comparable basis and to make strategic decisions. We believe Group adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors for the same reasons as well as in evaluating our operating performance against competitors, which commonly disclose similar performance measures. However, our calculation of Group adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to other similarly titled performance measures of other companies. Group adjusted EBITDA is not intended to be a substitute for any U.S. GAAP financial measure.
We do not provide a reconciliation of Group adjusted EBITDA to consolidated net income/(loss) on a forward-looking basis because we are unable to forecast certain items required to develop meaningful comparable GAAP financial measures without unreasonable efforts. These items are difficult to predict and estimate and are primarily dependent on future events. The impact of these items could be significant to our projections.
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1 Original Businesses defined as pre-existing operations prior to public listing, as described in December 2020 Investor Presentation.